THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Breakout YouTuber

Sometimes a huge web following grows virtually overnight when a viral video or prestigious award brings a creator into the spotlight, and sometimes it takes years of gradual accumulation, but it doesn’t happen for everybody. This year, these up-and-coming YouTubers stood out from the crowd with their unique voices, each of them ready to hit the big time.

Nominees

Adrian Bliss
British YouTuber Adrian Bliss reflects social media back upon itself in his satirical YouTube sketc…
Alexa Losey
Actress and beauty/fashion influencer Alexa Losey promotes self-expression through humor, empathy, …
finalist
Alexis G. Zall
YouTube creator and actress Alexis G. Zall welcomes fans to her “tumultuous coming of age story” th…
Brendan Jordan
YouTuber, influencer, and LGBTQ+ activist Brendan Jordan wants a world of “absolute freedom and fab…
finalist
Bretman Rock
Named “The Internet’s most fabulously fierce makeup guru” by The Huffington Post, makeup artist wit…
finalist
Evelyn From the Internets
Evelyn From The Internets invites you to “her crevice of the internet.” From beauty tutorials to cu…
winner
James Charles
Bringing his own lighting kit to ensure picture perfection, James Charles launched to fame with “Th…
finalist
Mikey Murphy
Actor and YouTuber Mikey Murphy launched his career on the platform with his 2013 video "What I Do …
Morgan Hanbery
Beauty guru Morgan Hanbery relies on profanity to help get through doing her makeup. With the viral…
finalist
Ozzy Man Reviews
“Bloody tellin’ it straight,” Aussie video commentator and comic Ethan Marrell (aka Ozzy Man) leave…
Savannah Brown
American-born poet, author, and YouTube influencer living in London, Savannah Brown draws on her ex…
nerdyandquirky
“Where funny goes to die,” 18-year-old Sabrina Cruz’s YouTube channel NerdyAndQuirky has captured a…